Like to dig in the dirt and explore? Try a magnet school
To learn about chromatography, third-graders at the MCPSS Magnet School of Math and Science headed to their daily lab.
Each student held a green marker on a coffee filter and counted out three seconds, watching as the mark grew bigger. They then used a dropper and counted out four drops of water to see what would happen to their original mark.
Like true scientists, they wrote out their observations.
Mobile County has seven magnet schools, and the deadline to apply for the first drawing for the 2014-15 school year is Friday. Read more here.
A Golden win for the Davidson Culinary Warriors
The secret ingredient was satsuma but the secret to winning was salmon with warm lentil salad made by the Davidson High School culinary team.
On Saturday, February 22, six high schools met at Culinard to participate in the 2nd annual Golden Spoon competition. The competition is sponsored by MCPSS Career-Technical Education Division, Golden Corral restaurants and the Culinary Institute of Virginia. Read more
Murphy alumna Kay Hire tells students they can go far with education
If you collect all the right tools in school – as astronaut Kay Hire did at Murphy High – you can go anywhere you want in this world. Or even out of it.
That’s the message Hire gave to students at her alma mater today as she visited. Hire, a 1977 graduate, was the first female pilot in combat. She has been to space twice – aboard the shuttles Columbia and Endeavour – and she installed the cupola on the International Space Station. Read more here.
2014-15 school calendar approved
The Mobile County Board of School Commissioners approved the 2014-2015 school calendar during its regularly scheduled meeting February 25. The calendar committee presented three options. Two public hearings were held and input was given to the board.
Option one was approved. It includes the following important dates: Students will start the year on Aug 7 and end it on June 1. They will be out one week for Thanksgiving and Mardi Gras; Dec 19-Jan 5 for winter break; and April 6-10 for spring break.Click here to view the approved calendar.